I think this prop speaks for itself! We were lucky enough to find this concraigslist at a great price and just had to have it. Haha after my husband put the picture of this one Facebook, we've gotten some pretty weird comments and questions. Here it is... :)
Got a little bit of work done with Sam's head. Since I've flimed my newest vlog, I have pinned the 2 separate pieces together and am going to sew everything together this weekend. Finally, my little monster is coming together mwwuahaahahahaha I am also finishing up his costume and lollipop and then he will be complete! I also got the sheets for making the ghosts you see in the movie for our front yard scene. Here's a little update of what else I've been working on:
I've reached 100 subscribers and although it may seem like a small feat to some, it was huge for me! Thank you to everyone who has subscribed and has made me feel at home in the haunter community :)
Thanks to my haunter friend The Boneyard Creep, I was able to think of a different way to pose Sam in my haunt that will make it different from other haunters. I've made a little bit of progress, his costume is complete! And I will be posting another video soon about the new progress I've made on him. Also, I am almost at 100 subscribers!!! SERIOUSLY awesome. After starting my channel only a month ago, I was able to get to 100 subscribers and it means more to me than people may think. When starting this channel I honestly didn't think anyone would watch, but I was pleasantly surprised :) I will be posting a video on the new contest/ giveaway ASAP so make sure you're watching so you have a chance to win!
On Thursday May 16th, I made my first ever appearance on Haunter's Hangout and it was such an honor to even be asked! Being so new to the haunter family, I thought it would be a while before I ever made an appearance on the show. However, to my disbelief I got an email from our friend Deoblo asking for me to be a guest. I have to admit though, when I got the invite I got extremely nervous. I kept thinking "what am I going to talk about? I have NOTHING compared to all of these seasoned and well known in the haunt community haunters" But hell was I wrong! EVERYONE made me feel so welcomed and part of the family immediately and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside haha I know I keep repeating myself, but knowing that I have all of you to back me up is what keeps me going when I want to give up. Getting ideas and praise from the haunt family is why I will be around for a LONG time to come.
There's nothing better than a bunch of Halloween junkies getting together and having a great time! My husband even said to me the next day " As long as I've known you, I've never heard you laugh like that!" As always, the show is a blast to watch and even more fun being on it. I am so happy that I was given the opportunity, and hope to appear on future shows (next time wih more props!) So, if you happen to have a couple of free hours to sit down and watch, I advise you do so! Seeing the people on the show and checking out their other videos is what the haunter family is all about. Being able to bounce ideas off of each other and see the kick ass props they've made and how they made them is what is making this community even larger. Having the support of all of you makes yard haunting possible!
Be sure to check out Deoblo85's channel for the past episodes and the last 2 remaining for the year. Believe me, you WILL NOT be disappointed :) Fantastic haunters and down to earth people and so many different styles of haunts, you won't know where to start. Oh, and don't forget to subscribe to those on the show and those who are watching live. They are who got me started in all of this, and who I keep getting my inspiration and motivation from. YOU GUYS ROCK!
When first learning about other home haunters and the awesomeness they are creating in their garages and basements, I came across a well known haunter PumpkinRot. Seeing his work is what inspired me initially to become a home haunter. Once I started to do a little more reseach, I learned about the haunt community and how many other crazed Halloween fans (other than myself) are out there! I have been inspired by so many of the other haunters and the amazing work they've done. Another haunter I came across is Scott Stoll of Stolloween. His paper mache techniques is what fueled the fire to get this baby started and how I learned a TON. Paper mache is something you have to have a shit load of patience for and it's a long drawn out process. It took me forever to make just the head on this guy, but I wanted to learn more and know that when making him, he would last in my haunt for years. He has some poor design qualities but those will be fixed for this years haunt!
In my video, I give you a quick look at Rott and explain a little about how he was made. He has been a huge leearning tool for me as I head full force into home haunting. I also show some work that still needs to be done as well as future plans. I will be adding more to his display this year and am hoping to have the opportunity to create even more monsters/ props as big as he is.
I hope this isn't a sign as to how the rest of this project is going to go :( I had gotten the idea off of a fellow haunter (Passi) on HalloweenForum, however thought I would try making it more sturdy by adding duct tape. FAIL!
ETA 4/31/2013: Thanks to the help of my haunter friends, I was able to come up with a solution and it seems to be working (so far!)I will be posting a new video (once my damn computer lets me) to show the change I made!
Finally we have gotten all of the necessary materials needed to get our Sam prop started. I ended up spending a good bit of money on him because I have to be a perfectionist when it comes to this kind of stuff. Thank God for tax returns! lol Unfortunately, we weren't able to find something similar to his costume so we (my amazing mother-in-law and I) will be making one. I have a feeling that it will be the longer part of this whole process but we will find out soon :) I also show you some of the things we created last year for our haunt.
Today, without even giving it a second thought, I created and posted my first ever vlog! After I posted it however, is when I started to second guess myself. Creeping around youtube for a while, I have found out that the haunter community is truly amazing, and although I am brand new to home haunting, wanted to be a part of the family. What's nice about being on youtube is that I am able to ask for help, and see what others have done in the past that will help me with whatever project I am working on. Also, anyone who is a home or professional haunter is willing to help you out and give you as much information as possible. No one is there to put you down or tell you what you're doing sucks, they are real, genuine people who care and want to make your yard as kick ass as theirs!
Who would have ever though that there was such things as a Halloween community or people out there as obsessed with Halloween as I am? Of course I didn't think I was the only one, but around here practically NO ONE decorates their yard. At times there are people who ask me or say "wow, I bet you get a lot of trick or treaters (or in the haunt world TOT's)" And then I always reply with "Not a single one!" The look on their faces is just priceless, usually followed by " Well if you don't get any trick or treaters, who are you decorating for and why?" Every year we have a big party to celebrate Halloween and to make memories for all of our closest family and friends. It's our way of sharing the traditions and joy that halloween can bring. Seeing the smiling faces and people having a good time is the ultimate reward for me and it's all I will ever need to keep doing what I am doing :)